About Prairie Comics Festival


Exhibitor Applications are Now Closed! Responses will be delivered by January 24, 2020.

Prairie Comics Festival is a free to attend weekend festival in Winnipeg celebrating the best in comics creation on the prairies!

Festival Info at-a-glance:
The West End Cultural Centre

586 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, MB

Book Sale Fundraiser – Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Platform Gallery

Professional Development Day for Exhibitors – Friday May 1, 12pm – 4pm, Friesens Printing in Altona, MB (transportation arranged by the festival)

First Fridays Kickoff – Friday, May 1 at Platform Gallery, 100 Arthur Street
Main Festival – Saturday, May 2 – Sunday May 3, West End Cultural Centre, 10am to 6pm, 11am – 5pm

This festival features a market for creators of comic content, including artists, writers, and publishers, to interact with fans, promote their material, sell their wares, and meet other creators. Eligible content includes webcomics, print comics, graphic novels, zines, comics in non-traditional formats, and cartoons. The focus of this content is on original comic content, along with content created by the artists under license from the copyright holder.

In order to ensure a strong showcase of creators for our limited space, the table selection is juried rather than first come, first served.

More than just a space to promote the creation of comics and discover new stories (many of which are unlikely to be found anywhere outside of this festival!), this weekend is intended to be a community experience to share your love of the comics medium! Panels will be held in an adjoining room where you can volunteer to share your passion and knowledge with fans and creators.

Admission is free in order to encourage all to attend!

This year’s event location is The West End Cultural Centre.

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The planning committee for the 2020 festival is S.M. Beiko, Scott A. Ford and Jay Cormack.

The PCF 2020 Team

Prairie Comics Festival is an entirely volunteer-run group, helmed by an overseeing committee, aided by a group of wonderful volunteers throughout planning phases and the festival itself.

If you would like to volunteer to join Prairie Comics Festival on the organizing side, please email Sam at smbeiko@gmail.com!

The Prairie Comics Festival Organizing Committee:

  • Scott A. Ford
  • S.M. Beiko
  • Jay Cormack


Schedule of Events

Friday May 1, 2020

Festival Kickoff Event

Platform Gallery, 100 Arthur Street, 8pm

Main Festival

Saturday May 2, 2020 

Festival hours:

10am – 5pm

Sunday May 3, 2020

Festival hours:

12pm – 5pm


Saturday May 2, 2020


Sunday May 3, 2020


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